16 of the Frostiest, Coolest Treats in Katy


    Katy area ice cream, shaved ice, snacks, desserts, and more cool treats to beat the summer heat.

    KATY MAGAZINE | July 2018

    Tonya Ellis & Ashley Lancaster

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    It’s hot out there, and what better way to cool down than to enjoy some ice cream or froyo, or sip on a frosty drink? Here are fifteen popular Katy places to chill out with a delicious, refreshing, treat.

    1. Birthday Cake Snow Cone

    Bahama Bucks Original Shaved Ice Company

    2240 S. Mason Rd.

    832-913-6347

    Customers visit Bahama Bucks most to sample the over 91 flavors of shaved ice snow cones and the smoothies, says Adam Sankey, a marketing manager. But the tropical themed treat spot also offers frozen lemonade, fresh fruit cups, acai bowls, and Kona coffee frosted lattes. What’s the top selling flavor? “Birthday cake,” answers Sankey. “It’s a white, cake-flavored, shaved ice, covered with rainbow sprinkles. That’s what everyone comes here for.”

    2. Nutella Frozen Smoothie

    Cocohodo

    1645 Winding Hollow Dr.

    832-321-5849

    Chocolate lovers rejoice at Cocohodo, where Nutella, hot chocolate, and cookies and cream frozen drinks and smoothies are on the menu, along with green tea and other yummy flavors, like mango, strawberry, and caramel macchiato. The Korean-themed eatery’s franchise is known for offering a traditional walnut pastry, filled with sweet, red bean, mousse and a large chunk of walnut. Ice creams are made in-house. “All are my natural ice cream formulas,” says owner Charlie Yoo.

    3. Birthday Cake Ice Cream

    Creamistry

    24515 Katy Fwy.

    281-394-9668

    It’s kitchen chemistry at Creamistry premium ice cream shop where workers, or “creamoligists” make the ice cream in front of your eyes. “It’s kind of like a show when you come in,” explains team leader, J.J. Nelson. “It’s liquid nitrogen ice cream.” Flavor combinations are plenty, with birthday cake, infused with French vanilla sauce, and birthday cake mix, being one of the favorites.

    4. Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Pop

    Frios Gourmet Pops

    2717 Commercial Center Blvd.

    281-394-9950

    Frozen raspberry cheesecake, root beer float, and birthday cake are top selling flavors at Frios Gourmet Pops, says employee Katelyn Simmons. But the Popsicle shop also offers tastes geared toward the grown up palate. “We have some that are vegan, pineapple, and avocado lime,” she describes. “The avocado milk shake is a healthy one.”

    5. Hawaiian Paradise Special

    Hawaiian Paradise Refresqueria

    17602 W Little York, Houston

    713-444-6969

    Customers say Aloha to the Hawaiian Paradise special, says manager Mozesto Hernandez. The delicious, ice cream treat includes mango ice cream, chopped cantaloupe, watermelon, pineapple, and chili powder, and chamoy spices. “It gives it a little bittersweet, flavor,” Hernandez describes.

    6. Watermelon Breeze

    Jamba Juice

    La Centerra at Cinco Ranch

    23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

    281-574-1646

    The watermelon breeze has been popular at Jamba Juice this summer, says team member Angelica Arinze. The drink incudes watermelon juice and raspberry sherbet. “The juice is very hydrating and refreshing,” she explains. “People love getting hydrating and refreshing drinks that will cool them down during the summer months.”

    7. Tiger’s Blood Snow Cone

    Kona Ice of Houston

    713-864-4747

    They don’t have a central location because they operate out of food trucks, but Kona Ice of Houston serves up sweet, cool, shaved ice throughout Katy at area parties, swim meets and other events year round. The most requested flavor is tiger’s blood, a mixture of berries and coconut, says, owner Cherie Sinclair. “It goes off the shelves, superfast.”

    8. Dulche de Leche Choco Chips Gelato

    La Argentina Artisanal Gelato

    3750 S Mason Rd

    832-437-1082

    All natural ingredients set the ice creams and gelatos apart at La Agentina Artisanal Gelato, says owner Florencia Manzilla. “We don’t use artificial colors or flavors,” she says. “Everything is coming from real ingredients.” The Dulche de Leche Choco Chips is a popular item with La Argentina patrons. There are countless other chocolates, various coffee, caramel, and fruit flavors available as well. For those wanting a lighter treat, the eatery also serves sorbet and gluten free desserts.  

    9. Chamoyada Chamoyadas Snack 2501 N. Fry Rd.

    281-676-8062

    If you're looking for something new to challenge your taste buds, try this sweet, savory, and slightly spicy Mexican hot sauce made from pickled fruit. The shaved ice treat usually comes in raspberry or mango flavors.

    10. Birthday Cake Frozen Yogurt

    Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

    22756 Westheimer Pkwy.

    832-427-5931

    Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt offers over 80 flavors and a variety of toppings to satisfy any sweet craving. All ages gravitate toward the ever popular birthday cake, says manager, Bhariti Patil. The classic chocolate flavor is a hit with customers as well.

    11. Strawberry Proud Blenda

    Proud Pie

    3522 S. Mason Rd.

    281-392-2203

    This dessert lover’s paradise sells more than pastries. Iced coffees, teas, and other yummy frozen drinks are also on the menu. Popular items are the special “Proud Blenda,” iced drinks says supervisor Ashley Abedina. “We have the strawberries and cream. It’s strawberry puree and milk and white chocolates. The white chocolate makes it sweeter.”

    12. Banana Rush

    Sertino’s Café Katy

    25707 Westheimer Pkwy.

    281-769-2066

    Sertino’s Café is the perfect summer time gathering spot, offering breakfast, sandwiches, salads, hot coffees, and loads of delicious frozen coffees and fruit drinks. Ice cream and smoothies are also on the menu, says employee Nicole Medina, and the favorite smoothie flavor is the Banana Rush. “It has banana, strawberry, vanilla ice cream, and orange juice,” she said.

    13. White Peach Tea Lemonade/White Peach Frosted Lemonade (Limited Time) Chick-fil-A Mason Road 369 S. Mason Rd.

    Chick-fil-A Cinco Ranch 23860 Westheimer Pkwy.

    Chick-fil-A Katy Green 19303 Katy Fwy., Houston

    While supplies last, sip the fresh and creamy flavors of summer with a White Peach Frosted Lemonade or White Peach Tea Lemonade.

    14. Strawberry and Mango Drink

    Snow Bubble Hut Snow Ice and Bubble Tea

    406 W. Grand Pkwy.

    281-692-7495

    Snow Cones and slushes are on the menu at this Asian inspired snack spot that also serves various teas, snacks, and coffees. The most popular flavors are strawberries and mangos, say employees. Add a tapioca or fruit flavored sinker ball to your drink for extra taste.

    15. Shark Attack

    Yakety Yak Shak

    28002 Rose Ln.

    281-901-0922

    Kids rush to get Shark Attacks at the Yakety Yak Shak, when it’s open in spring and summer. This popular snow cone is made with blue raspberry and tiger’s blood (a mixture of strawberry and blue coconut) flavors, and includes shark gummies and Sour Patch Kids candies. Another favorite is the Captain America, says owner Amy Hiller, which includes regular coconut, raspberry, and blue coconut, with a star shaped gummy on top.

    16. Cookie Monster

    Stacked Ice Cream 2211 N. Fry Rd.

    832-321-5003

    Nom-nom-nomnomnom-nom.... Virtually every cold, creamy concoction at this popular ice cream joint is positively dripping with unique flavors and outrageous toppings, but the Cookie Monster is a big, blue pile of delicious fun. Homemade ice cream in between two perfect macaroons and sprinkled with, you guess it, cookies. You should also try the Jasmine Milk Tea, classic Birthday Cake, or Honey and Lemon Sorbet.

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